[Aug 2020] Adrian met the Grim Reaper (summer mortality) on Hong Kong rocky shores

Last week, Adrian observed great mortality of his studied species — Lottia dorsuosa. He then found more dead bodies of other species, reminding us of the deadly summer in seasonal tropical Hong Kong.

Dead animals (e.g. Liolophura and Septifer) were found in rock pools (hot springs!)

Tetraclita was observed suffering great mortality as well!

Many individuals of Septifer were cooked!

The Tropical Intertidal Ecology Group

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